Just try not to smile on an indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and therefore are, of course, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert, who appears to have some in her workplace. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to some rise in the energetic side of design:"It is the nervousness folks get when they are decorating their homes that holds them back from being adventurous--I think folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and looking to infuse a little extra experience in your house in the form of an indoor hanging or swing seat, here is what you need to understand. Yes, you can DIY it, however you need to understand what you are doing--choose it from an expert. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with making sure the swing itself can fit in your preferred spot, you need to be sure that there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a spot which allows for at least three feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to prevent hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It may be the second step, but it is definitely the most important. You need to find a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing to, and in the event that you can not find a solid ceiling joist in your chosen location, it is back to square one--with the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing mount to a ceiling which can't support this, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the fold," Chenkin says. "When the only spot you have to get a swing can not support the load, you need to consider another location or using a mounting plate"
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings can maintain the weight of a swing. When they seem solid,"some ceilings are purely cosmetic," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not meant to hold any real weight"
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a plank across the joists to"ensure adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and incorporating extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
As soon as you've obtained your location--and also a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it is time to set up the mount. So, let's discuss weight requirements:"A single person swing should have a mount of 600 pounds capacity or longer," Chenkin says, noting a double fold requires two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and utilize suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to try it out--before you actually hang on the swing. "Test it together with your full body weight by hanging the mount," he explains.
Measure 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the mount is set up, attach the fold and double-check the fold cable or ropes to ensure it is solid," Chenkin says. When you hang on the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the appropriate elevation --typically that must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches in the ground.